Sonora Review is run entirely by graduate students in the MFA program at the University of Arizona. Sonora Review accepts submissions in fiction, poetry, and non-fiction from September 1 through May 1. We only accept unpublished work. Typical response time is three to six months. Please submit only once every six months. 

Before submitting, please review the detailed submission guidelines on our Web page.

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$1000 and publication in Issue 72 of Sonora Review will be awarded for our annual poetry contest judged by Anselm Berrigan. You may submit 3 to 8 pages of poetry. Your submission should be typed and submitted in one document, and titles of multiple poems should be separated by commas in the “Submission Title” field. You may abbreviate the titles if they do not fit. Include a cover letter with a brief biography, your contact information and any other pertinent information about your submission. Please remove your name or any other identifying marks from your manuscript before uploading.
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$1000 and publication in Issue 72 of Sonora Review will be awarded for our annual fiction contest judged by Brian Evenson. You may submit a short story up to 6000 words for consideration. Include a cover letter with a brief biography, your contact information and any other pertinent information about your submission. Please remove your name or any other identifying marks from your manuscript before uploading.
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$1000 and publication in Issue 72 of Sonora Review will be awarded for our annual essay contest judged by Irina Dumitrescu. You may submit an essay of up to 5000 words for consideration. Include a cover letter with a brief biography, your contact information and any other pertinent information about your submission. Please remove your name or any other identifying marks from your manuscript before uploading.
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Fiction should be typed, double-spaced, and include page numbers. We are unable to read prose submissions that exceed 5,000 words. Include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, and email in the header, and a brief biography.

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Non-Fiction should be typed, double-spaced, and include page numbers. We are unable to read prose submissions that exceed 5,000 words. Include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, and email in the header, and a brief biography.

We consider short memoir, personal essays, and other forms of contemporary creative nonfiction. We are fans of tight, thoughtful, gorgeous prose that makes us go ooooh ahhh and perhaps challenge the typical norms of the genre. Does your work bang around between poetry, essay and reportage? Bring it. If your work doesn't seem to fit in easy categories of classification, bring it. We're also fond of traditional essays that ask big questions or that examine the world in a way we may have missed. Bring your keen eye, your startling details and your unique voice. Stun us.

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Up to 5 poems per submission should be typed and submitted in one document, with the titles separated by commas in the “Submission Title” field. You may abbreviate the titles if they do not fit. Include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, and email in the header, and a brief biography.

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Please include your name and address in the "cover letter"/comment box and we'll ship Issue 70 to you!
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Please include your name and address in the "cover letter"/comment box and we'll ship Issue 68 to you!
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Please include your name and address in the "cover letter"/comment box and we'll ship Issue 67 to you!